Terry helped me through slump, says Christensen

Terry helped me through slump, says Christensen

LONDON – Reuters
Terry helped me through slump, says Christensen

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has thanked former club captain John Terry for his advice which helped the 21-year-old overcome his recent poor form.

The Denmark international has imposed himself in the center of Chelsea’s defense this campaign, making 36 appearances across all competitions, but made costly errors in recent matches.

Christensen has been culpable for goals conceded against Barcelona in the Champions League and Manchester City and Manchester United in the Premier League, leading the Dane to seek out Terry, who is currently at Aston Villa, for advice.

“My teammates have seen all my other performances, so they know that these mistakes aren’t typical for me,” Christensen told Eurosport.

“I have had a smaller talk with John Terry: He has also experienced setbacks and it is always nice to talk to someone watching it from the outside and to learn that they have experienced the same.

“He told me that it is natural to make mistakes and he tried to put it in perspective for me saying that... we can’t change a goal scored against us, so when we make mistakes it is more crucial and it is easy for people to point fingers.”